First edition of the sequel to BENJAMIN BUNNY, in the rare original glassine.
"I must try and do another rabbit book [...] all the little boys and girls like the rabbits best." – Potter letter to a young fan
In this book Potter returns to her beloved characters Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit – now as adults. According to biographer Linda Lear, "Both BENJAMIN BUNNY and the later TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES grew out of 'left-over illustrations' from PETER RABBIT." Adult Peter Rabbit is a florist, and this time his niblings are the ones sneaking into Mr. McGregor's garden. This is a great copy, rare in the wrapper.
Read more: Lear, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature.
London: Frederick Warne, 1909. 5.5'' x 4.25''. Original brown paper boards. Quinby B with endpapers plate X. In original printed glassine dust jacket. Front flap lists Roly-Poly Pudding, Pie and the Patty Pan and Ginger and Pickles; rear flap lists Fierce Bad Rabbit and Miss Moppet; rear panel lists titles to Timmy Tiptoes. Illustrated with color frontispiece plus 26 color illustrations printed on glossy paper. Notice board still present on p. 14. Without Evans' imprint page . Book with previous owner inscription dated 1912 otherwise fine. Glassine has triangular piece off from front lower left corner to back right corner with price missing but no other text loss, its major virtue being the protection it afforded the book over the years.
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